Francesca Luca

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Faculty Profile


Academic Rank

 Assistant Professor - Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics and Obstetrics & Gynecology (Joint)




  • Luca F, Hudson RR, Witonsky D, Di Rienzo A. (2011) A reduced representation approach to population genetic analyses and applications to human evolution. Genome Research. Vol. 21:1087-98
  • Maranville JC* , Luca F*, Richards A, Wen X, Witonsky D, Baxter S, Stephens M and Di Rienzo A (2011) Interactions between glucocorticoid treatment and cis-regulatory polymorphisms contribute to cellular response phenotypes. PLoS Genetics. Vol. 7: e1002162. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1002162. *These authors equally contributed to this work
  • Luca F, Perry GH, Di Rienzo A (2010) Evolutionary Adaptations to Dietary Changes. Ann. Rev. Nutrition. Vol. 30: 291-314
  • Luca F, Kashyap S, Southard C, Zou M, Witonsky D, Di Rienzo A, Conzen SD (2009) Adaptive variation regulates the expression of the human SGK1 gene in response to stress. PLoS Genet. 5:e1000489
  • Luca F, Bubba G, Basile M, Brdicka R, Michalodimitrakis E, Rickards O, Vershubsky G, Quintana-Murci L, Kozlov AI, Novelletto A (2008) Multiple Advantageous Amino Acid Variants in the NAT2 Gene in Human Populations. PLoS ONE 3(9): e3136. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003136

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 Luca Laboratory

Research Description

Functional and Population Genomics

Affiliated Departments